Legal Articles, Divorce & Family Law

Advantages of Online Divorce Mediation

Online divorce mediation has several advantages over in-person meetings: it is much more convenient, it facilitates collaborating on documents, it can ease the intensity of emotions, and it gives couples a wider choice of mediators.

Dividing a 401(k) in Divorce

A 401(k) is a common asset that has to be divided in a divorce. In many cases, the 401(k) is one of the more valuable assets. Individuals often work their whole career trying to build up their 401(k) balance so that they can retire. However, in a divorce, the 401(k) often ends up divided as part of the property division process.

Many Custody Cases Being Complicated by Schools Not Reopening

August is always a tough month for parties going through divorce or custody disputes. In many cases, parties have trouble agreeing on where the children will go to school. Even further, these custody cases are being complicated by schools not reopening due to COVID-19.

DILGENT SEARCHES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

The diligent search for an unlocated birth father or legal father is of critical importance to the integrity of an adoption. If the diligent search is deficient, the entire adoption could be void. Consequently, diligent searches and diligent search affidavits comprise one of the highest exposure areas for liability for the adoption entity.

Tangles in the Adoption World

Pitfalls and tangles in adoption cases including jurisdiction, notice, father's rights, intervention, consents, living expenses, putative father registry, Indian Child Welfare Act

Navigating the Financial Hurdles of Adoption

Learn about the financial and cost-cutting resources and creative strategies to help put adoption in reach for those working to bring their children home.

Transformation of Adoption

How the internet has transformed adoption, both before and after placement and the cautionary concerns that have erupted as a result.

Private Adoption of Foster Care Children

Explore placement and permanency options for foster children, to promote the private adoption option to parents, guardians, judges, legislators, and to the Department of Children and Families.

Co-Parenting Has Many Benefits

Co-parenting, otherwise known as having both parents play an active role in their children’s daily lives, is by far the best way to ensure that all your children’s’ needs are met

How To Improve Communications With Your Co-Parent

It goes without saying that consistent, peaceful, and purposeful communication with your ex-spouse is essential to the success of your custody arrangement in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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